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Joe Brown Davis Killed in Motorcycle Accident at Entrance to Ridgeland High School.

Joe Brown Davis Killed in Motorcycle Accident at Entrance to Ridgeland High School. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Rossville News

A Rossville, Georgia  motorcycle accident tragically claimed the life of a rider Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019.  According to NewsChannel9.com, a motorcycle collided with a white pickup, “[t]he accident happened shortly after dawn in front of [a] High School at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Battlefield Parkway.” The news story reports, “Georgia State Patrol has identified the motorcyclist as 65-year-old Joe Brown Davis of Chickamauga.” According to the report, “the driver of the truck was turning left into the school’s entrance, which was into the path [Joe]Davis was heading when they collided.”

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of Joe Brown Davis may elect to file civil claims for their loss.  Based upon its experience and success handling motorcycle accident claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the Davis family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motorcycle accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888-842-1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS: 
The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request. 
 
The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.
 
“Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Thousands of children will soon take to the streets for a night of trick-or-treating and fun. However, Halloween is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year for these young pedestrians, given an increase in drunk drivers on the roads, frequently poor street lighting, and costumes which may restrict visibility or maneuverability.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution urges families to plan ahead and practice the following safety tips from Safe Kids Georgia to enjoy a safe and healthy Halloween:

  1. Avoid costumes with excessive flowing fabric, such as capes or sleeves. Loose clothing can brush up against a jack-o’-lantern or open flame. Oversized costumes can cause trips and falls.
  2. If possible, choose a brightly colored costume that drivers can spot easily. If not, decorate the costume with reflective tape and stickers. Glow sticks and flashlights are also good accessories.
  3. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision. If a mask is worn, be certain it fits securely and cut the eye holes large.
  4. Inspect the treats. Toss anything tampered with or that has loose wrappers or doesn’t seem right. Also toss anything homemade — unless you know the person who gave it to your child and can be sure it’s safe.
  5. Always supervise children under the age of 13. Older children should trick-or-treat in a group, and a curfew should be established. Older kids should go in a group — never alone. Create a route ahead of time.
  6. Walk slowly. Be mindful about cars, making eye contact with drivers. Always walk on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks or traffic signals. If there are no sidewalks, then walk facing traffic and way to the left.
  7. Tell your child to go only to well-lit houses and remain on the porch within street view. Make sure your child understands never to cross between parked cars and to look both ways before crossing.
  8. Drivers should back out slowly, keeping a watchful eye on children and knowing that high times for trick-or-treating are from 5:30-9:30 p.m. No distracted driving.

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